The fourth annual Art Fish Fun festival was amazing! The City of Pontiac, Oakland County’s Water Resource Commissioner’s office, Pure Oakland Water, and The Art Experience welcomed over 800 festival goers into Pontiac’s Beaudette Park on Saturday, June 10, 2107.
The festival has always been a celebration of the arts and the environment. It first started with an idea to have a science-based workshop of Pure Oakland Water’s inside the studio of The Art Experience, then follow the workshop with a visual arts project. This ongoing collaboration between city and county and local organizations has since exploded into a full-blown outdoor festival with a community feel.
This year, over 40 different activities were available to festival attendees at no cost. Adults and children once again fished with Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, played with the Dirt Doctors, watched toy tops be turned on a lathe with the Pontiac Creative Arts Center, created nature pendants, buttons, and made their mark on the community clay project with The Art Experience, and enjoyed free ice cream and a BBQ lunch. New activities to this year’s festival were offered by the Ennis Center for Children, ReRoot Pontiac, and Earth Force. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and festival goers who helped make Art Fish Fun 2017 a success!
Plans are already underway for 2018’s Art Fish Fun Festival, and we’re looking forward to it. Let us know if you’d like to be a part of the growing festival that takes place in Pontiac’s ‘Mill Dam.’
Did you attend this year’s event? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!